Chats From The Deck
Chats From The Deck is a compilation of recordings hosted by Dave Shallbetter, volunteer chairman of Sun 'n Fun Radio 1510 AM, part of the annual Sun 'n Fun Fly-in held in Lakeland, Florida, each April. (For more information on the fly-in please visit their website- sun-n-fun.org) Some are recordings of live interviews from the deck of the radio station. Others are pre-recorded interviews done by volunteer reporters during the fly-in. There may even be some Chats From The Virtual Deck and archived recordings from years gone by... PLEASE NOTE: These recordings are copyrighten by Sun 'n Fun and may not be used for anything other than your listening enjoyment without the express written permission of Sun 'n Fun. Donations to support SnFRadio can be sent to SnFRadio@gmail.com through PayPal or by clicking below:

SUN 'n FUN would not be possible without the support of our Sponsors.

Trade-A-Plane is a long time sponsor of SnF & we appreciate them!

SnFRadio's Sponsor Voice, volunteer Elisabeth Daniels, recorded this Sponsorship Announcement as a way to say Thanks.

Direct download: 2012-SponsorBlurb-TradeAPlane-ElisabethD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:48pm EDT

We appreciate SUN 'n FUN sponsors. As a Thank You, we air Sponsorship Announcements on SnFRadio 1510 AM and on our audio stream- www.LiveATC.net/snf

SnFRadio Radio Sponsor Voice, volunteer Elisabeth Daniels, recorded this one for our friends at Sporty's.

www.sportys.com

 

Direct download: 2012-SponsorBlurb-Sportys-ElisabethD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:36pm EDT

Direct download: 2012-StormReady-JeffWard.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:46am EDT

SUN ‘n FUN is Proud to Present Aaron Tippin and his Red White & Loud Concert Sponsored by Scotts Miracle Gro

February 8, 2012


SUN ’n FUN CAMPUS, LAKELAND, FL. – SUN ‘n FUN is proud to present country music star, passionate pilot and patriot, Aaron Tippin and the Commemorative Air Force’s (CAF’s) Red, White & Loud musical tribute to America’s heroes! This one-of-a-kind performance will honor those who have sacrificed to protect our freedom. The concert is scheduled during the SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo on Thursday, March 29, at 8:00 PM on the SUN ‘n FUN Florida Air Museum’s AOPA sponsored Pavilion stage.

Tippin is a platinum-selling recording artists and songwriter with 13 albums and more than 30 charted singles, including “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagles Fly,” “You’ve Got to Stand for Something” and “Kiss This.” His live performances have wowed audiences across the country due to his skills as a showman and love for his country.

The evening’s concert pairs Tippin with the CAF’s most famous warbird, their Boeing B-29 Superfortress, FiFi, which will arrive at SUN ‘n FUN earlier in the week and offer tours and “dream flights” plus thundering fly-bys in SUN ‘n FUN’s daily Airshow throughout the entire week. Tippin’s multi-media show will evoke the drama and power of FiFi, the icon of U.S. Military Aviation History, proudly restored and flown by the Commemorative Air Force, Midland, Texas.

A highly experienced airman himself, Aaron soloed on his 16th birthday. He became a commercial multi-engine instrument-rated pilot by the age of 18 and he is also helicopter-qualified. A certified aircraft and power plant mechanic, he owns a 1941 Stearman, a 1946 J3 Cub and 1959 Helio Curior – all in flying condition. Over the past two decades, platinum recording artist Aaron Tippin has become one of the most recognizable and influential voices in country music. With 13 recorded CD’s to his name and more than 30 charted singles, he performs nearly 200 dates each year.

Aaron Tippin’s Red, White & Loud concert will begin at 8:00 PM Thursday evening, March 29. as part of our evening program line-up. Seating is available to all SUN ‘n FUN weekly or Thursday ticket (wristband) wearers on a first come, first serve basis. A special $10 after 5:00 PM admission rate to the show site has been announced for those interested in attending the concert that cannot join the SUN ‘n FUN festivities during the day. Parking will be in SUN ‘n FUN’s Main Parking Lot off West Pipkin Road. Dinner and beverages will be available prior to the concert in the SUNSET Grill on the SUN ‘n FUN campus.

Direct download: 2012-AaronTippinTo_Perform-NateDuehr.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:06am EDT

Dave chats with Sun 'n Fun's President & CEO, Lites Leenhouts, about what to expect at the 2012 SUN 'n FUN International Fly-in & Expo.

Helpful Links-

Sun 'n Fun Fly-in: http://sun-n-fun.org/FlyIn.aspx

Ambassador Program: http://sun-n-fun.org/FlyIn/AmbassadorProgram.aspx

Airshow Schedule: http://sun-n-fun.org/FlyIn/Schedules/airshowSchedule.aspx

Evening Programs: http://sun-n-fun.org/FlyIn/Schedules/EveningPrograms.aspx

SnF's NEW Kid Zone: http://sun-n-fun.org/FlyIn/NEWAviationKidZone.aspx

 

Direct download: 20120122-SnF12HighlightsWLites.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:15am EDT

On January 17, 2012, Our friends at General Aviation News ran an article in their daily email news blast, The Pulse of Aviation, written by Jamie Beckett about the importance of Sun 'n Fun and announcing the newly formed Polk Aviation Alliance. I was so impressed with the piece, I contacted Jamie & asked him if he would record it as a special assignment piece for SnFRadio. Happily, Jamie  said yes.

Enjoy!

Jamie Beckett is a CFI and A&P mechanic who stepped into the political arena in an effort to promote and protect GA at his local airport. He also is an owner and contributor to FlightMonkeys.com.

Here's a link to the original article (You can also sign up for The Pulse of Aviation from this page): http://www.generalaviationnews.com/2012/01/16/introducing-the-polk-aviation-alliance/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=introducing-the-polk-aviation-alliance&utm_source=The+Pulse+Subscribers&utm_campaign=d626c01888-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email

 

Direct download: 20120118-JamieBeckett-ImportanceOfSnF-PolkAviationAlliance.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:49pm EDT